There is an electricity in the air surrounding Delta Spirit. Every year one or two bands makes the leap. This year, it positively feels like it will be Delta Spirit. Their new album, History From Below, doesn’t come out until June 8, but you can listen to it now at KCRW.
When lead singer Matt Vazquez sings on “Bushwick Blues,” “My love is strong, but my heart is weak,” you can’t help but feel his vulnerability and identify with his feeling of tentative conviction. While tracks like “Vivian” and “White Table” lay bear all the truths and dents we accumulate over time with a wisdom that says don’t worry, that’s exactly the way it’s supposed to be. With a mix of stark and gorgeous harmonica, finger picking guitar, and multi-instrumentalism, History from Below provides a gentle nudge into music reinvention while feeling comfortably familiar so you can sit back and take it all in.